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Holiday village scenes.
Visitors to Seahouses and its surrounding areas found plenty of sunshine and a good choice of activities. There was the annual Rotary car boot sale down at the Hub, both indoors and out. Seaside options included the ever-popular boat trips to the Farne Islands or further north to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Rock pools are many and varied, easy of access at low-water times. There are always the shopping options of course, or the variable sophistication of miniature golf. Cameras were much in evidence, both in the village and around the wider area. Making the most of an organised Coastal Walk, two hundred and ninety-seven folk opted for Shepherds Walks Bamburgh-to-Alnmouth "Northumberland Coastal Challenge".

Easter Sunday.
Not a hundred percent dry, but Seahouses visitors were able to enjoy sunshine for the greater part of the Easter weekend: Sunday was cloudless but Monday took its time to clear away the morning fog. Lots of folk came along to sample the delights of the village, its harbour activities, and island or offshore trips. Fortunately the chap in the flying easy chair did not actually drop in.


The Maundy Thursday start of the Easter celebrations, itself the beginning of the tourist season for many, was blessed with clear sunshine initially, albeit with a chilly breeze. Visitors were quick to explore the village shops and the harbour with its booking offices for Farne Island and diving or angling trips.
The harbourside booking offices.

Natural springtime.
Now that we've got the spring equinox behind us we're officially into springtime. And Mother Nature is evidently of that opinion too. Early kittiwakes are booking their places on the breeding cliffs of the sea-edge of Seahouses golf course towards the end of March, though it will be some time before egg-laying falls due. It wouldn't be fair to judge springtime by the appearance of daisies or dandelions: they can bloom at virtually any season. But the shining of coltsfoot flowerheads provides a true indication that another season of flowering and seeding is getting under way.

Gospel Choir.
Seahouses was fortunate to be included in the 2015 Northumberland Tour by the twenty-strong students' Gospel Choir of the University of Sheffield. On the evening of the 23rd of March the colourful group provided a tuneful and lively fund-raising concert in Seahouses Methodist Church, benefiting all those who attended and Guide Dogs for the Blind.


The Trinity House vessel was back attending to the various buoys around and among the Farne Islands again towards the end of March.
Galatea among the Farne Islands.


A new addition has been made to the range of Seahouses-specific goods on sale around the village. Elegant white porcelain mugs bear an imprint of a fully active harbour against a background of the grass slope and the actual 'sea houses' of Harbour Road and Crewe Street. Supplies are available from "Drift" at number 20 and "Polka Dot" opposite at 29 Main Street.
Seahouses mugs.

The Seahouses Tea Towel.

For the first time ever, so far as we can learn, there is now a purpose-designed SEAHOUSES TEA TOWEL. Rather larger than your average kitchen accessory, it measures 20" wide and 30" long. Photographic images show a boat trip "To the Farne Islands and Holy Island"; "North Beach"; "Thrift"; "Busy harbour in the centre of the village"; "Orchid"; "Smoke-house kippers"; "Fresh sea food" lobster; "Angler boat"; "Countryside too" across farmland to the Cheviots; "Beach rides"; "South beach"; "Railway walk"; and "RNLB Grace Darling".
Stockists include Drift and Polka Dot in the Main Street centre of the village; Swallow Fish in South Street just off the Coast Walk route; and the Tourist Information Centre on the main car park. The concensus indicates a retail price around £4.99 each.
All contributors and purchasers welcome!
Golf balls.. Cottages shop.Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages
46 Main Street, Seahouses
For the RNLI
local website
national website.
Sue Ryder shop.Sue Ryder Care
11 Main Street, Seahouses
For Sue Ryder
local website
national website.
The Pet Shop.The Pet Shop
17 Main Street, Seahouses
For the Berwick Swan
and Wildlife Trust

their website

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